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at the copenhagen conference proved one thing beyond all doubt. green business is big business and the car industry knows that better than anyone. if they want to stay on the road to success they have to be sustainable. and one of the worlds leading auto making countries - germany is taking the development of green cars very seriously. >>reporter: its a fair bet that karl benz would both be proud and appalled in equal measure at what his invention has brought to the world. mercedes benz cars had come to symbolise both status and gas guzzling excess....as do all the luxury german brands. all have taken a hit in the economic downturn....but at a different level from other carmakers: >>pieper: we have this deep recession even in the premium car business...which is a new phenomenon.. .weve never seen this before... so this makes them suffer...but suffer on a high level, so to say. bmw is atbreak even, even in this recession ...audi is making money...porsche is making nice money...even inthe recession. and mercedes has made losses over two quarters...this...and they come out probably the second half. >>
not done all it can do to bring the international community to a deal in copenhagen and beyond copenhagen. and of course on the economic end, there is a sense that africa's resources are being extracted at all costs and that the people on the continent, those in communities on whose land resources lie, are still being marginalized, still being seen as invisible, even with obama in the white house. >> i guess that she pointed out the disappointments. what successes would we point to on the part of the administration? >> i would start by saying i wouldn't characterize it as disappointments. they are more concerns. i just got back from three weeks in west africa where it is evident there is still a great deal of hope. i would say president obama has a great deal of political capital spent on the continent. but in terms of successes, to me i think one of the biggest success cases is the fact that in his first year as a president, he visited the continent and we s the secretary of state visit -- spend ten days on the continent and visited over seven countries. this was quite significant.os the
... >> we're not doing well. >> rose: the people at copenhagen. >> well, they didn't do it. they didn't do it at all. the only substantial agreement coming out of copenhagen is on avoided deforest station. which is a good step. but now it has to be funded. people have to step up to the plate. and what we're talking about here is the remaining tropical forests which are mostly in the tropical belt around the equator are some of the most underdeveloped countries in the world. we need the standing forest to clean the air. >> rose: right. >> the planet needs that. as well, these forests are... the reservoirs are some of the last remaining biodiversity complicated interrelated sections of biological life. if those people are not... do not have another economic incentive, they're going to have to cut the trees and sell them to... >> rose: or for fuel or something else. >> and what they do is they cut the trees and they plant low-yield crops, subsistence farming. and then they burn the crop residues and that... the... and they burn the forest as well to clear the land. that process accounts for s
, which became a very critical issue in the discussions in copenhagen. >> abernethy: let me move to another point, kim especially. there is an investigation going on, or a review, or whatever is the right term for it, of catholic nuns in this country by the vatican. where is that going? and when will we know what comes of it? >> the vatican says that it wants to looknto the quality of life for u.s. sisters. that has created a huge amount of consternation here in the u.s., as there are questionnaires that have been sent to different communities of sisters with a lot of questions. many of them feel like, we're not going to answer some of these. so that's going to be moving forward throughout this year, as that sort of give-and-take moves forward. do they answer these questions? what do they say? how do they say it? what's really behd all of these questions in the first place? that's what a lot of people, not just among nuns but across the cathic community, want to know: what's really behind this study, this investigation? >> there's a great danger here. i think this could prove a v
yourself. you were at what you call it -- the bun fest at copenhagen. >> someone called the largest county fair any of us will ever see. >> was a rebuff in the end? did the chinese really treat the president badly? did obama lowe's face? >> i don't think so because in the end, at the final meeting, in fact it did meet with chinese premier face to face. the chinese premier, we should say -- at least what we heard -- took offense at something the present said in his address to the entire plan. that morning, friday morning. and then sent lower-level officials at what was supposed to be a face-to-face meeting. the meetings were not just one on one. they included the heads of the larger countries in the eu -- the negotiator for the eu had talked about this. they included the major emerging economies like india, brazil, south africa. they included representatives of some of the least developed and most will vulnerable countries to climate chae like the maldives, who are afraid they will sink below the surface of the ocean, and lesotho, the president was there, and they are head of the least deve
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